Jun 10, 2017

Sunday Salon: Reading in French

I didn't get any books this past week. Well, maybe a paperback mystery or two.
We were busy putting away winter stuff and getting ready for summer, getting the air in for the upcoming 90 degree weather tomorrow and a few more days next week. My newer books are in piles and I can't make heads or tails of them in that condition! Plus, they are mixed up with my library books!

I'm reading a mystery novel in French by Michel Bussi, and was surprised that my college lessons came back to help me. I can actually understand much of the book, but I'm glad for the help my Kindle Fire gives with a French-English dictionary that I can refer to right on the reading device.
Mourir Sur Seine by Michel Bussi, January 2015.
The book is set in Rouen, France during the Armada, or Tall Ships Festival, held in the city every four years. Boats and ships from all over the world come to the shores for a nine-day show and  a town fiesta that can have as many as a million visitors. Of course, in this novel there is a murder to be solved.

Hope your reading goes well this week. It will be hot here, good for staying inside with a book or two!

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Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

Wow. I love it that you are reading in French. Very cool!

Harvee said...

I wanted to read more of the author but most of his books have not been translated, so I jumped in and am doing it so far! Slowly!

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I am impressed that you are reading in French. I wouldn't even be able to do so in Spanish, despite two years of high school Spanish...LOL. Probably college language lessons would be better.

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Harvee said...

I took high school Spanish but can't read well in that language, so I
think the more intense college courses helped in French!

Aj @ Read All The Things! said...

I wish I could read in another language. I was fairly fluent in Spanish when I was a kid/teen, and I used to read Spanish picture books, but I doubt I could do it anymore.

Aj @ Read All The Things!

Jo-Ann said...

Awesome! That's great that your French courses are paying off! I took some French lessons too, and I love the language! Bon Chance!
I was late doing my Sunday post and can't seem to get the linky working but if you'd like to check out mine, here it is:Inspiration Pie

Nise' said...

So glad your college French is coming back. My Spanish (except for a few "bad" words) is mostly gone.

Harvee said...

I struggle with Spanish.

Harvee said...

Helps that the French mystery novel has such interesting characters and plot~

Harvee said...

I was surprised that my college French came back so well!

Jo-Ann said...

Hi Harvee! I tagged you in the Mid-Year Freakout Book tag! No obligation, but if your interested in participating the post is here

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